Located in Summit County, Copper Mountain Resort is one of Colorado’s best ski and snowboarding destinations. It offers opportunities for beginner through advanced skiers and riders to shred a wide range of terrain, including open bowls, steep runs, treelined runs, a world-class terrain park, and even cross-country skiing trails. Copper’s expansive trails and offerings allow everyone to have a fun day out on the slopes.
Less than 30 minutes away from Breckenridge, Copper Mountain is among our favorite nearby slopes. Learn more about one of our favorite neighbors.
Copper Mountain ski resort is a short half hour drive from downtown Breckenridge and about 75 miles and under a 90 minute drive from Denver. Copper is unique in that the mountain naturally segments terrain, meaning skiers and riders can explore separate sections focused on beginner, intermediate, and expert terrain.
With five different lifts, Copper Mountain officially opened to the public in 1972. Over the years, the resort underwent significant expansion and development, including the addition of new ski terrain, lodging, and recreational facilities.
Copper was the site of the for the 1976 Alpine World Championships, representing its pivotal role in athlete development. In 2009, the Woodward Copper Training Facility was established at Copper Mountain. Woodward Copper has gained popularity as a premier training center for athletes in various action sports, including snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, and BMX.
24% of Copper Mountain Resort trails are beginner trails Concentrated in Copper’s West Village. Beginner runs can be accessed from the Kokomo Express, Lumberjack, or Timberline Express lifts. Kokomo Express and Lumberjack lead to several green runs, with Timberline Express taking you over blues and to the Soliloquy trail. The American Flyer lift also travels from Copper’s Center Village to green run options, with Green Acres representing a smaller area near Center Village well-suited for beginners looking to practice their skills.
Copper Mountain ski resort offers intermediate or blue runs on 26% of its trail system. More beginner friendly blues are concentrated on the Timberline Express lift, offering wider cruiser options. The America Eagle lift and Super Bee lifts also offer access to blue trails, with more challenge for skiers and riders looking to up their game.
More difficult trails make up the majority of Copper’s terrain, with 32% marked as advanced, 10% expert, and 8% extreme. From the Super Bee or American Eagle lifts, you can access most of Copper Mountain’s terrain. Take these to the Excelerator, Resolution, or ultimately Three Bears lift for the most advanced trails and bowls.
Not only does Copper Mountain Resort also host the Woodward Training Facility to develop world-class skiers and riders, but Copper Mountain is also home to the Woodward Mountain Park, an innovative terrain park to offer a variety of features and setups for skiers and snowboarders to enhance their skills and enjoy freestyle riding. Woodward Copper is renowned for its indoor training facility, the Woodward Barn. While not part of the outdoor terrain park, the Woodward Barn offers a controlled environment with foam pits, trampolines, and ramps for practicing and learning new tricks before taking them to the snow. Interested visitors have the opportunity to buy a season pass to The Barn to take advantage of this unique facility.
For beginners and those looking to enhance their skills, Copper Mountain offers private and group lessons for kids, adults, and entire families. Clinics and seasonal programs allow participants to adults and expand on the basics, and Copper even offers terrain specific lessons. The terrain park caters to riders of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced, offering a diverse range of features, including jumps, rails, boxes, jibs, and other freestyle elements.
Copper Mountain Resort offers a variety of lodging options, ranging from convenient ski-in/ski-out properties to cozy mountain condos. Here’s an overview of the various lodging options available at Copper Mountain.
Copper Mountain offers a wide range of condominiums and townhomes located right at the base of the slopes. These units vary in size, from cozy one-bedroom condos to spacious townhomes that can accommodate larger groups. Staying in these properties provides easy access to the mountain and its amenities.
There are several hotels at Copper Mountain, including the Copper Mountain Inn and the Lodge at Copper. These hotels offer comfortable rooms and are convenient for skiers and snowboarders looking to stay close to the slopes and village. Many of these hotels also include on-site dining and services.
Visitors have the option to rent private homes and vacation properties in and around Copper Mountain. These can vary widely in terms of size and amenities, making them suitable for families, groups, or couples seeking a more personalized lodging experience.
Some lodging options at Copper Mountain are classified as ski-in/ski-out properties. These accommodations are situated right on the mountain, providing the ultimate convenience for those who want to hit the slopes as soon as they step out of their door.
Breckenridge Ski & Sport is Summit County’s favorite ski & board rental shop. Breckenridge Ski & Sport offers ski rentals and snowboard rentals for the entire family, with all winter packages including poles and a helmet. Book your rentals online to take 30% off and so you can quickly pick up your gear on the way to Copper Mountain.
The Fix Tune Shop and Gear Check is an essential service at Copper Mountain Resort, specializing in equipment maintenance and repair. Skiers and snowboarders can rely on The Fix for various services, including ski and snowboard tuning, waxing, base grinding, edge sharpening, and more. The Fix provides a gear check service, allowing visitors to securely store their gear, so they don’t have to carry it around when not on the mountain.
In the Center Village, Camp Hale Outfitters is the largest retailer at Copper Mountain resort. They specialize in skis, snowboards, boots, and other outdoor apparel, as well as offer equipment rentals.
This market is a convenient place for visitors to purchase groceries, snacks, and other essential items during their stay at the resort. It offers a wide range of products, including fresh produce, meats, dairy, pantry staples, beverages, and a selection of prepared foods.
This snack shop located in Copper Mountain Resort’s Center Village specializes in gourmet popcorn flavors, candies, chocolates, and bulk candy.They also offer ice skate rentals in the winter.
Copper Mountain Village Restaurants and Apres-Ski Spots.
Eagle BBQ in the Center Village offers a large barbecue menu, with options including sandwiches, platters, or even to order meat by the pound.
Jack’s is situated at the base of the American Eagle lift and offers a range of dining options from breakfast to dinner, including pizzas, burgers, and hearty mountain fare.
Downhill Duke’s is a relaxed Apres and lunch restaurant with an outdoor patio and plenty of room for your furry friend. Located between the American Flyer and American Eagle, this restaurant offers fire pits for visitors to warm up.
Sawmill serves a range of pizza options, including classic favorites and creative specialty pies. The low-key restaurant also offers a wide selection of craft beers to pair with your pizza.
This Mexican restaurant offers a variety of Mexican cuisine, including tacos, burritos, and other Mexican dishes in the Center Village. It provides a casual and convenient dining option for visitors looking to enjoy Mexican flavors while at the resort.